Asia Art Archive in America held a workshop on Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 4 pm, to empower the participants to tell their stories about art history and the range and richness of art in Asia and the diaspora.
Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, editors of Storytellers of Art Histories (2022), were presented to support the participants’ experiments in research.
AAA-A made its Zine/Artist Book collection and two of its digital collections, Womanifesto Archive and the Green Papaya Art Projects Archive, available for the participants to excavate in order to tell their stories.
At the workshop’s end, we invited the participants to narrate their stories verbally as we believe in the power of exchanging stories in real time. We also provided a projector and laptop for those who want to present visuals.
Alpesh Kantilal Patel is associate professor of contemporary art and visual culture at Temple University and curator-at-large at UrbanGlass. He is the author of Productive failure: Writing Queer Transnational South Asian Art Histories (Manchester University Press, 2017).
Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, an independent art press. Her work has been published in catalogues, as well as in ART PAPERS, the Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, and NKA. She is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute.
What is your story of art history? was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.